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Report Offers Grim View of Iraqi Leaders

A stark U.S. intelligence assessment gives a dim prognosis on the likelihood that Iraqi politicians can heal deep sectarian rifts before next spring.

Now a Lobbyist, an Ex-Senator Uses Campaign Money

Since leaving Congress, Robert G. Torricelli has made donations from his Senate campaign chest to politicians with influence over his business interests.

More Iraqis Are Said to Flee Since Troop Increase

Sectarian violence and new fighting brought by U.S. - led operations are accelerating the partition of the country into sectarian enclaves.

Gunman Who Shot Wallace Is to Be Freed
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Gunman Who Shot Wallace Is to Be Freed

Arthur Bremer, moments after shooting Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama in 1972. Sentenced to 53 years, Mr. Bremer has gained early release with his prison record.

Hebrew Charter School Spurs Dispute in Florida

A public school has stirred debate over whether it can teach Hebrew without violating the church-state divide.

Odd Jobs Help College Teams Stay Afloat

For Division I athletes in sports like fencing, winning championships does not guarantee financial stability.


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Cultural Curriculums

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Paddling Down Maine From Inn to Inn

Paddling Down Maine From Inn to Inn A journey sea-kayaking on the East Coast without forgoing hot showers and a warm bed.

That Buzz Isn't Hype

That Buzz Isn't Hype If spotting a hummingbird in your backyard is thrilling, imagine seeing thousands.

The College Second Home

University towns, urban centers and rural enclaves alike are drawing buyers seeking homes for their college-bound family members.

Off the Record at N.H.T.S.A.

A new policy at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prevents its personnel from speaking on record to reporters.

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That Yawn After Lunch Is Perfectly Normal

The urge for an afternoon nap is natural enough, but your job, alas, is not in Spain.

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